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WICHITA, Kan. – Happy Easter to one and all! Saturday was a busy day around the hockey landscape as the push for the playoffs hits a fever pitch.

With our extensive network of writers across minor league hockey, this is your one-stop shop to find how teams you follow did the night before.

Let’s get started!

AHL:

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds got a four-point effort from Curtis Valk, but would it be enough to get the Thunderbirds in the win column? Matthew Wiernasz fills you in: https://thesinbin.net/thunderbirds-lose-heartbreaker-in-front-of-sellout-crowd/

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Great goaltending was on display as the Texas Stars and Chicago Wolves battled each other in a low-scoring defensive battle which would need 65 minutes – and beyond – to decide it. Cameron Turner and Samantha Hoffmann break it all down: https://thesinbin.net/bow-and-stars-outlast-wolves-in-goaltending-duel/

ONTARIO, Calif. – For the second time this year, the Cleveland Monsters and Ontario Reign faced off in a see-saw, physical tilt. Duck and Hound have your recap from the Inland Empire: https://thesinbin.net/ontario-reign-outlast-cleveland-monsters/

ECHL:

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Adirondack Thunder spotted the Reading Royals the first goal and never looked back in their final meeting of the regular season. Carrie Roberts fills you in on what the match up meant for the ECHL North Division playoff race: https://thesinbin.net/thunder-look-like-playoff-contenders-in-win-over-royals/

WHEELING, W.V. – Entering their final home game of the season, the Wheeling Nailers are holding on to the final playoff spot in the North by their fingernails. John Hafer details the Nailers tilt with the division-leading Manchester Monarchs: https://thesinbin.net/nailers-close-home-schedule-with-a-victory/

RAPID CITY, S.D. – One night after having his number retired, “Batman” helped spur an emotional Rapid City Rush comeback. Mike Crook tells you if it was enough to topple the Quad City Mallards: https://thesinbin.net/rush-look-to-end-home-season-with-a-win/

SPHL:

In case you missed it, some big news was announced this morning. Mike Campos has it for you: https://thesinbin.net/breaking-sphl-echl-to-consolidate/